Video of the Week #238: H.L Grail (Goat Girl) - Sandman 2

Video of the Week #238: H.L Grail (Goat Girl) – Sandman

 After busy year touring with her Rough Trade-signed band Goat Girl, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and aspiring producer Holly Mullineaux has unveiled a new solo project. Written in a seaside apartment in Portsmouth as an attempt to make sense of a traumatic long-term relationship, ‘Sandman’ is a haunting and wonderfully crafted song, that’s intimate strum and subtle instrumentations is woven with her affectingly intimate tone feels like a letting go of the weight of a broken relationship: it swells strings and is gifted a warm analogue glow by Syd Kemp (Peluché, Naima Bock, Caroline) on the mastering. An honest outpouring of love, pain and disappointment.  The video is similarly stripped back featuring a first person shot of Mullineaux, with her stepping across the stones and sand of the beach the waves lapping at her feet and her swimming in the sea, watch below.

The track was co-produced by Mullineaux and Euan Hinshelwood (Cate Le Bon) and features contributions from bandmates Lottie Pendlebury, Reuben Kyriakides and Ellie Rose-Davies on violin, cello and backing vocals as well as sax by Hinshelwood and additional backing vocals from Daisy Goodwin (Token Girl DJs). ‘Sandman’ is a short yet highly considered piece that celebrates organic and experimental sounds in equal measure, practising earnestness and creative collaboration as a form of healing.


16.10.22 – Heartbreakers, Southampton (w/ Robbie & Mona/Bingo Fury)
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Photo credit: Maximilian Hetherington

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